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  • Nagalands' Naga Cucumber Gets GI Tag

    6 hours ago
    Nagaland's sweet cucumber was granted a geographical identification (GI) tag as an agricultural product. Highlights: ♦ Under the terms of The Geographical Indications of products (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999, Nagaland's sweet cucumber was granted a geographical identification (GI) tag. ♦ The cucumber is one of the ....

    Nagalands' Naga Cucumber Gets GI Tag

    6 hours ago
    Nagaland's sweet cucumber was granted a geographical identification (GI) tag as an agricultural product. Highlights: ♦ Under the terms of The Geographical Indications of products (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999, Nagaland's sweet cucumber was granted a geographical identification (GI) tag. ♦ The cucumber is one of the ....

    PM Modi Dedicates 35 Crop Varieties With Particular Traits Through Video Conferencing.

    6 hours ago
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will donate 35 crop Varutes with particular traits to create awareness for the adoption of climate-resilient technologies. Highlights: ♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give 35 crop varieties with particular traits to the nation on 28 September, via video conference in a pan-India program coordinated at all ICAR ....

    Air Show Conducted By Indian Air Force Over Dal Lake

    1 day ago
    Indian Air Force (IAF) on 26 September mesmerised locals in Srinagar with the jets performing aerial acrobatics and manoeuvring in the skies. Highlights: ♦ Many students from different schools in the Valley enjoyed the IAF jets skilfully navigating and synchronising while hovering over the famous Dal Lake. ♦ The show was named ‘Give ....

    PM Launches Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission Virtually 27 September

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    PM Narendra Modi will launch the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission on 27 September via video conferencing. Highlights ♦ On 15 August 2020, PM proclaimed the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission project as announced by the Prime Minister from the barriers of Red Fort. ♦ The programme is being implemented in the beginning phase in six union ....

    Union Sports Minister Laid Foundation Stone For ZPEO

    1 day ago
    Union Sports Minister, Shri Anurag Thakur, visited Kichpora Kangan in the Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir on 26 September and laid the foundation stone of the Zonal Physical Education Office (ZPEO) and Zonal playfield. Highlights: ♦ The Union Minister visited Kichpora Kangan and laid the foundation stone of Zonal Physical Education ....

    Bijoya Sanskritik Mahotsav from 26th to 29th September

    1 day ago
    The Indian Army will organize “Bijoya Sanskritik Mahotsav” from 26 to 29 September in Kolkata. This Mahotsav will be observed to mark the golden jubilee of the India-Pak struggle 1971. Highlights: ♦ The tournament was inaugurated by Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, Army Commander, Eastern Command. ♦ Various cultural applications ....

    India be TransFat Free by 2022 - FSSAI

    3 days ago
    As per Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) study, India is all set and is on the proper track to become industrial trans-fat-free by 2022. Highlights: ♦ In India, only 1.34 % of the newly examined processed meals samples showed greater than the permissible levels of ingredients. ♦ FSSAI noted pan-India survey results ....

    Former ISRO Chief to Head Education Ministry Panel

    3 days ago
    The Union education ministry has shaped a 12-member committee to enhance new curriculums for school, early childhood, teacher and grownup education. Highlights: ♦ The panel tasked with creating four national curriculum frameworks (NCFs) will be headed by National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020) drafting committee chairperson K Kasturirangan. ♦ ....

    Government Sets Up India Debt Resolution Company Ltd

    3 days ago
    The Indian government has set up an asset management organization (AMC) named India Debt Resolution Company Ltd (IDRCL) with a paid-up capital of Rs. 80.5 lakh on a licensed capital of Rs 50 crore. Highlights: ♦ IDRC will work in tandem with the National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL) to ease up awful loans. ♦ Bank of Baroda ....

    National Pension System Diwas - 1st October

    3 days ago
    Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA) will have a look at October 01, 2021 as the National Pension System Diwas (NPS Diwas). Highlights: ♦ This campaign has been started by PFRDA below the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to promote pension and retirement planning for a carefree ‘azad’ retirement. PFRDA ....

    Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission by PM

    3 days ago
    Prime Minister Modi will announce the nationwide roll-out of Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission on September 27. Highlights: ♦ Under this mission, a unique digital health ID will be supplied to the people, which will contain all the data of the person. Every time one visits a physician or a pharmacy, the whole will be logged in this card. ....

    A plea filed by Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple has been declined by S.C.

    4 days ago
    The Supreme Court declined Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Trust’s Plea in 2020, Seeking to exempt it from the audit of 25 years as ordered by the court. Highlights ♦ The Temple has been within the news since 2011 after discovering treasure worth over Rs. 1 lakh crore in its secret vaults. ♦ The SC in 2011 said, as per customary law, ....

    ARAI Develops Electric Vehicles Charger

    5 days ago
    The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has developed its indigenous charger for electric vehicles (EV) to offer a push to the Electric Vehicles (EV) ecosystem in India. Highlights ♦ ARAI has developed indigenous technology for EV chargers called AC001. It's been taken up for manufacturing and promotion by Bharat Electronics. ♦ ....

    Two More Indian Beaches Received International Blue Flag certification

    5 days ago
    On September 21, 2021, two more beaches get International Blue Flag certification. Blue flag certification is a globally recognized eco-label. With the addition of two more beaches, India now has a total of ten such beaches. Key points: ♦The “Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)” is an international, non-governmental, ....

    Discovery of Hybodont Shark - New Species

    5 days ago
    A new extinct species of hybodontshark has been discovered in the Jaisalmer Basin of Rajasthan by researchers from the Geological Survey of India and the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee by a team of officers. This discovery was published in the 4th issue of Historical Biology, an internationally renowned journal of palaeontology, in August 2021. Key ....

    Promoting Pearl Farming to Develop Tribal Areas

    5 days ago
    Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda has taken a number of bold initiatives toward tribal empowerment and mainstreaming the tribal population. In this initiative, he has a partnership with TRIFED with BigBasket and Purty Agrotech. Key points As part of its continued efforts to better the lives and livelihoods of tribals and tribal empowerment, ....

    FSSAI Has Released the State Food Safety Index

    5 days ago
    Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, has released the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)’s 3rd State Food Safety Index (SFSI) to measure the performance of States across five parameters of food safety. For their outstanding achievement, the Minister recognized nine leading States/UTs based on the rating ....

    Cabinet Approved FDI Under Telecom Sector

    5 days ago
    The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has authorised a range of structural and process reforms in the Telecom sector, to furnish relief to ill telecom service providers, struggling with high ranges of debt. A complete of 9 structural and 5 technique reforms have been accepted by the Union Cabinet. Highlights: The comfort bundle is ....

    Tea Park Set up in Assam

    5 days ago
    The State of Assam is setting up a tea Park at Chhaygaon in Kamrup District. This tea park will have rail and port connectivity, cargo and warehouse amenities, processing services like tea grinding, blending, packaging and other utility offerings under one roof. Key Points: Tea garden businesses using park lands for plantation of Segun and agar ....

    Electronic Park in Uttar Pradesh

    5 days ago
    The Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh authorities have cleared a thought to strengthen an ‘Electronic Park’, alongside the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) area, close to Noida, to promote the electronics industry. Highlights: ♦ The park is proposed to be developed in a region of 250 acres of the YEIDA ....

    IRCTC Joined with Cordelia Cruises

    6 days ago
    The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has joined hands and signed the agreement with Cordelia Cruises being operated through M/s Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt. Ltd for advertising and advertising of the first indigenous luxury cruise in India. This is another amazing luxury tour imparting below IRCTC”s umbrella of tourism ....

    Ek Pahal Campaign Launched for Justice delivery at Doorstep

    6 days ago
    The Ministry of Law and Justice has launched a Pan-India Special Campaign called “Ek Pahal Drive” for Justice Delivery at the doorstep. It was launched to encourage mass registration under Tele-Law by the Department of Justice and NALSA on 17 September. Key points ♦The goal of this campaign is to make the dream of citizens ....

    Hathei Chilly and Tamenglong Mandarin Orange Got GI Tag

    6 days ago
    Two famous merchandise of Manipur, Hathei chilli, which is in Manipur’s Ukhrul district and is recognised for its special flavour, and Tamenglong mandarin orange have been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. This is recognized as a historical milestone in the history of Manipur and it will enlarge the earnings of farmers in Manipur. About ....

    Five ADF Centres E-inaugurated by Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya From RIHFW Dhobiwan of Baramulla District in J&K

    6 days ago
    Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya e-inaugurated 05 Addiction Treatment Facility,( ADF) Centres from Regional Institute of Health and Family Welfare (RIHFW) Dhobiwan of Baramulla district on 19 September. Key points ♦These FIVE ATFs, one each for the districts of Budgam, Bandipora, ....

    Two Tonnes Of Sea Cucumbers Seized by the Indian Coast Guard

    6 days ago
    The Indian Coast Guard has captured two tonnes of banned sea cucumber in Mandapam, Ramanathapuram. Highlights: ♦The teams were deployed within the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay areas to effectively stop the likely escape by sea route. ♦The Indian Coast guard stopped a Boat carrying 200 bags of sea cucumber weighing 2000 kg on 20 September, ....

    Sikkim Declares Katley As The State Fish

    6 days ago
    The Sikkim government has declared 'Copper Mahseer,' also known as 'Katley,' as State fish of Punjab. Highlights: ♦The Punjab government has declared Neolissochilus hexagonolepis, commonly referred to as Copper Mahseer and locally named 'Katley,' as a State fish of Punjab. ♦It was done to focus on the importance ....

    Charanjit Singh Channi Will Be Sworn As Punjab CM On 20th September

    7 days ago
    Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi will be sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab at the oath-taking ceremony on 20 September along with Brahm Mohindra, Sukhjinder Randhawa As Deputy CMs Highlights: ♦ Charanthji Singh Channi is sworn in as Punjab CM after being elected as the leader of the Congress Legislature Party. ♦ Channi’s ....

    Byjus and NITI Aayog Join Hands to Provide Free Education in Aspirational Districts

    7 days ago
    NITI Aayog partnered with BYJU’S on September 17, 2021, to supply free education to 112 Aspirational Districts in India. Highlights: ♦ Under the partnership, Byju’s will provide students with free access to high-quality and tech-driven learning programs to confirm access to quality education. ♦ This project envisages the ....

    Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Will Be Celebrated By The Ministry of Commerce & Industry

    7 days ago
    The Ministry of Commerce and Industry will celebrate a week-long Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav from 21 September to Showcase India as a Rising Economic Force and Green Swachh SEZs. Highlights: ♦ The Vanijya Saptah will focus on handholding sessions on Farm to Foreign Lands and exporter conclaves. The Vanijya Utsav will happen in all 739 districts ....

    National Recovery Rate Reaches 97.68% With Over 80.43 Crore Doses Of Covid Vaccine Administered

    7 days ago
    India has administered over 80 crores 43 lakh doses of COVID vaccine to date under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. Over 85 lakh 42 thousand vaccine doses were administered within the last 24 hours. Highlights: ♦ Thirty-eight thousand nine forty-five (38,945) COVID patients recovered during the last 24 hours, and also the national recovery ....

    Longest Expressway of the World Between Delhi and Mumbai

    7 days ago
    This 1,380-kilometer 8-lane highway-passing through Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh & Gujarat-will reduce travel time between cities to 12 hours. Highlights: It will be open in 2023. The eight-lane controlled expressway can be expanded into a twelve-lane expressway according to the traffic volume. It is planned to plant more than ....

    Milestone by E-shram Portal

    7 days ago
    The registration of unorganized workers has accelerated nationwide. More than 10 million people are registered on the e-shram portal. Highlights: ♦ Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are on the front lines. ♦ Common Service Centres play a vital role in facilitating registration, and nearly 68% of registrations are done through ....

    Rashtriya Poshan Maah - National Rural Livelihood Mission

    8 days ago
    The 4th Rashtriya Poshan Maah will be commemorated by the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihood Mission. Highlights: ♦ The entire September is regarded as "Poshan Maah", disseminating nutritional information to every corner of the country, and focusing on free food, treatment and prevention of infections in children. ....

    Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana by Railway Ministry

    8 days ago
    The Minister of Railways introduced the Railway Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY), a program under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). About the Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY): ♦ Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana is a skills development program for unemployed young people in India, which provides technical training in various industries ....

    One Gram Panchayat-One DIGI-Pay Sakhi by J&K

    10 days ago
    In Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has launched a new mission called ‘One Gram Panchayat-One DIGI-Pay Sakhi’. The mission was launched at Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Pampore. He outlined that DIGI-Pay Sakhi has brought financial inclusion inside the UT’s Self Help Group (SHG) ecosystem, ....

    Kushinagar Airport as a Customs Notified Airport - CBIC

    10 days ago
    The organization of CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs) has declared Kushinagar Airport as a Customs notified airport. This would also facilitate global passenger actions which include that of Buddhist pilgrims. Highlights: ♦ The Kushinagar airport is a global airport unfolding throughout a location of 600 acres. It was granted ....

    Yatra Open to Char Dam

    10 days ago
    The Uttarakhand HC lifted its stay on the Char Dham yatra and directed the state government to conduct the annual pilgrimage with strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines. The yatra will be open to all. Highlights: Char Dham means Four Dhams i.e. Four non secular places. Char Dham in Uttarakhand is a collective term used for religious circuit overlaying ....

    Crime Record of India by NCRB

    11 days ago
    The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) record on Crime in India was launched. Highlights: ♦ The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown resulted in a drop in regular crimes like theft, robbery, and assault on ladies and children in 2020. ♦ There was a 28% increase in the registration of cases in 2020 in the country in contrast ....

    Digital Agriculture - Ministry of Agriculture

    12 days ago
    The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare signs 5 memorandums of understanding with private enterprises to advance digital agriculture Highlights: ♦ The government has launched a digital agriculture mission from 2021 to 2025. The project is based on new technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, remote sensing and GIS technology, ....

    Battle of Saragarhi - 12th September

    12 days ago
    The Battle of Saragarhi was fought 124 years ago on September 12th. Highlights: ♦ The Battle of Saragarhi was the last battle between the British Raj and the Afghan tribes before the Tirah Campaign. ♦ Saragarhi was the communication tower between Fort Gulistan and Fort Lockhart. ♦ The 2 forts in the rugged Northwest Frontier ....

    Forest Rights Act 2006 To be Carried Out

    12 days ago
    Forest Rights Act of 2006 was to be carried out in Jammu and Kashmir. Highlights: ♦ The Government of Jammu & Kashmir has decided to implement the Forest Rights Act, 2006. ♦ It will enhance the socio-economic status of tribes and nomadic communities, including Gujjar-Bakarwals and Gaddi-Sippis. ♦ The decision will address ....

    Atmanirbhar Bharat Corner for Tribal Products

    13 days ago
    The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation launched a Atmanirbhar Bharat corner. About Atmanirbhar Bharat corner: ♦ To promote GI tagged tribal artwork & craft products besides organic and natural products, this corner will be an distinctive space. ♦ Focusing on the “Vocal for Local” and the establishment ....

    Medicine From the Sky by Telangana

    13 days ago
    Civil aviation minister Jyotiradtiya Scindia has launched a first of its form “Medicine from the Sky” undertaking in Telangana. Highlights: ♦ The assignment has aimed at transporting vaccines and other fundamental products to remote areas using drones. ♦ The Medicine from the Sky venture will be taken up on a pilot foundation ....

    Open-Air Fernery in Uttarakhand

    13 days ago
    India’s biggest open-air fernery has been inaugurated in Ranikhet of Uttarakhand. The new centre will serve the dual goal of ‘conservation of fern species as nicely as ‘create awareness about their ecological function and promote similar research. About the centre: ♦ The fernery is domestic to a massive number of fern species, ....

    PM Inaugurated Sardardham Bhavan

    14 days ago
    PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Sardardham Bhavan in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, through video conferencing. PM performed the Bhoomi Pujan of the Sardardham Phase-II Kanya Chhatralaya (girls’ hostel) project. Both these businesses are dedicated to the “Iron Man of India,” Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The challenge was developed with the ....

    Thamirabarani Civilisation in Tamil Nadu

    14 days ago
    The Thamirabarani civilisation excavated in Tamil Nadu is at least 3,200 years old, exhibits carbon relationship performed on organic fabric retrieved from archeological excavations in Sivakalai, Thoothukudi district. Highlights: ♦ The determination of the age of natural release from the relative proportions of the carbon isotopes carbon-12 ....

    Cent Percent 1st Dose Vaccination in Goa

    14 days ago
    Goa became the 2nd state in India to complete one hundred percent covid vaccination of the first dose for all its eligible residents. Highlights: ♦ Himachal Pradesh was the first state to attain this feat. According to Sept 11, the active case load in India stands at 3,91,516. ♦ The complete tally is 3,32,08,330 in accordance with the ....

    Shuffling of Governors of India

    15 days ago
    President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Lt Gen Gurmit Singh, who retired as the deputy chief of Army, Uttarakhand governor, a seat which fell vacant after resignation of Baby Rani Maurya. According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique, the President accepted the resignation of Maurya and appointed Singh as the governor of the state. Highlights: ♦ ....

    Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2021 - SSG

    15 days ago
    Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2021 has been launched. Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2021 was launched in the second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission. Highlights: ♦ The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS) will undertake the Survekshan (survey) nationally to assist the acceleration of ODF Plus interventions and extend momentum for enhancing ....

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